About Bock

About Bock
Bocks range in color from pale to deep amber and in alcohol from 6-7%. These beers are an exposition of malty sweetness that is classically associated with the character and flavor of Bavarian malt. Hop aromas are generally low, though hop bitterness can serve as a balancing factor against the malt sweetness. Bocks are a specific type of strong lager, historically associated with Germany-- specifically the town of Einbeck. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Full Sail LTD 01, Stiegl Bock and Anchor Bock.

Top Picks for Bock

Peroni Gran Riserva Doppio Malto
91 points
Brilliant gold color. Aromas and flavors of egg sandwich, dried stone fruits, roasted nuts and grains, and peach blossoms with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, captivating, long finish with accents of mixed lettuces and greens, lemon pepper, and buttered raisin rye bread finish. A zesty, flavorful bock with nice depth, balance and warm.
Burleigh Brewing Co. Burleigh Bock
87 points
Dark copper color. Aromas of green apples with caramel, hints of bubblegum, cherry cordials, and crisp gingerbread with a satiny, lively, effervescent, off-dry medium body and a warming, medium-length cajeta, whole wheat crackers, and ripe melon finish. A warming, dense Bock with lots of fruity esters to discover.
Kinkaider Brewing Co. Bearded Bock Lager
87 points
Brilliant dark copper color. Fruity aromas and flavors of golden-raisin compote and pear marmalade on toast with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, breezy finish evoking shades of cocoa dusted lemons, smoked nuts, and pepper finish. A nice warming bock to take the chill off a fall day.
Brecken Bock Lager
84 points
Burnt sienna color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate-covered toffee, toasted pumpernickel, carob, and nuts in caramel with a silky, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length finish with suggestions of washed rind cheese on peppered sourdough cracker finish. A light but malty Bock that offers a toasty sipping experience.